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in beijing. but organizers have called it off. the two sides can't get past their dispute over the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the china/japan friendship association planned the event for this thursday. but the organizers said they wanted to postpone the ceremony for awhile. embassy officials sburinterpret that to mean it was canceled. the japanese government had ruined the atmosphere for the anniversary, the chinese say. china's leaders claimed the islands are chinese territory. chinese officials say former foreign minister and other leaders will still meet with japanese members of the association. the state-run xinhua news agency quoted saying that china remains committed to promoting friendship with japan. a senior japanese embassy official said that chinese want to use the proper meetings to reiterate their position and to urge the japanese to compromise. a japanese government source said the chinese government apparently needs to take a hard line stance. he said chinese leaders are trying to boost public support. the source said it's essential that both sides keep talking.
of the japanese embassy in beijing. it was the seventh straight day of protests there. rallies took place in dozens of chinese cities over the weekend. some turned violent. police in beijing posted a statement online saying that destroying property is not patriotic. they called on protesters to observe law and order. police detained suspects accused of attacking a japanese-affiliated supermarket and destroying japanese vehicles. a spokesperson called on protesters to exercise restraint. but he stopped short of telling them to end their demonstrations. the japanese embassy is warning japanese nationals in china to be cautious. all japanese schools in mainland china plan to close on tuesday. japan's foreign minister and the u.s. defense secretary have been discussing how to diffuse the tension between japan and china. gemba and panetta met. >> translator: we agreed that japan and the u.s. will work together to prevent japan/china relations from worsening. >> panetta met later in the day with japan's defense minister. panetta told reporters that tokyo and washington agreed the disputed islan
to gather in beijing, but government leaders can't get past their differences over who owns a chain of islands in the east china sea. nhk world's michitaka yamaka reports. >> reporter: chinese and japanese officials were hoping to mark four decades of diplomacy. they have held a ceremony once every three years since they normalized the relations. this is the first time the ceremony won't go ahead as scheduled. a chinese foreign ministry spokesperson claims that the cancellation was a result of japan's naturalization of the senkaku islands. >> translator: the ceremony was supposed to be a major opportunity to further develop china-japan ties. however, japan's purchase of the islands violated china's sovereignty and caused hurt feelings among the chinese people. the move gravely undermined bilateral relations. >> reporter: relations were difficult ten years ago too. japanese prime minister koizumi had just visited the shrine. his visit angered many chinese. still, chinese leader hu jintao attended the ceremony. this year the two sides couldn't overcome their differences over the islan
for the episode involving the japanese flag. police in beijing have detained two chinese men who tore the flag off a car carrying the japanese ambassador. police won't pursue charges. they want to avoid the case to avoid further diplomatic tension. chinese central tv reported on the story tuesday night. >> translator: the beijing police imposed administrative penalties on the two men. >> a senior official from the beijing public security bureau briefed japanese embassy staff. police decided to detain two men for five days under the public security control law. they gave a warning to another man who drove one of the vehicles. last week, the men drove up and blocked the path of a car carrying ambassador uichiro niwa. they tore off the japanese flag from the hood and fled. the public security officials said the men were dissatisfied with the relations with japan. and were angered by the sight of the flag. the official said, police could not find the flag. chinese officials may consider the case closed. it may not be that simple. makota oda has the story. >>> the dispute over island in the east china
. delegates from across the country will convene in beijing to attend november's congress. the meeting happens every five years. delegates to the 18th congress of the chinese communist party are expected to approve new policies. they will also appoint the next generation of party leaders. vice president xi jinping is slated to succeed hu jintao and assume top post of the communist party. analysts are focusing on the appointments and policy decisions that are made under the new leadership. >>> people in northern japan watched work come to a halt on a nuclear plant there following lasts year's accident at fukushima daiichi. but they could soon see construction crews get back to it. it would be the first time since march 2011 this kind of work has resumed. crews with electric power development company or j-power started building the plant in 2008. it's located in the town of ohma in aomori prefecture. engineers expected to start operating the facility in november 2014. but no work has gone on for the past year and a half. j-power executives decided earlier this month to resume construction after
oceanic administration made the remarks in beijing. he said that china has to be ready for the long and difficult fight to protect its sovereignty over the islands and safeguard its maritime interests. some of the ships belong to the state oceanic administration. >>> the assistant secretary of state, curt campbell reiterated the island in the east china sea are clearly covered by the japan u.s. security treaty. we do acknowledge, clearly through the process that you have set out, senator, that japan maintains effective administer of control. and third that -- as such, this falls clearly under article 5 of the security treaty. >> campbell made their comments at a hearing of the senate foreign relations subcommittee on east asia and pacific affairs. he said the united states is not taking possession on sovereignty of the island but said the u.s. views japan as maintaining administrative control of the island. chapel be campbell said the united states is concerned about demonstrations in china and the potential damage the partnership could cause the japan and china. he expressed concer
:00 in the evening in beijing where officials are seeking ways to deal with an aging population crisis. the communist party is preparing to install a new generation of leaders to run the country for the next decade. they are coping with one of the fastest aging populations in the world. the number of people over the age of 60 in china is going to double. this special report in central china, where it has one of the largest aging populations in the country. >> his story is in china's story. he has lived through hardship and famine. his parents died of starvation. he is now 79. life expectancy here now rivals west.westhe china has not built a comprehensive system of pension and old age care. they fend for themselves. their children all far away looking for work. >> i never thought what would happen when i am old. i don't know where my kids are. i guess i will die and no one will know been been >> it is a lonely fate that many here now face. there will be more retired people in china then the entire population of western europe. this is where the young people have come, to its factories where the labor
the japanese embassy in beijing for eight days. the chinese government called on people to use restraint. and the site has been quiet two days. students at the japanese school in beijing went back to class on thursday. many of them live near the embassy. the school was closed for three days to ensure their safety. >> translator: some chinese people are too excited. we know many people who have common sense and take a global view. they see the dispute calmly. but no one hears their voices. >> all ten japanese schools across china have reopened. >>> japanese coast guard crews are tracking chinese government ships around the islands and warning them not to approach japanese waters. coast guard officers have spotted 16 chinese patrol ships in the area since tuesday. six of the ships have left the area. three are cruising near japanese waters. chinese state-run media reported earlier this week that 1,000 fishing boats were heading for the area. but coast guard crews say they haven't spotted the flotilla. the man expected to be the next leader of china, says japan should rein in its behavior.
in beijing over the last several days. japanese officials say they hope more senior diplomats will discuss the abductions of japanese nationals in future talks. the government officials were the first from the countries to meet in four years. they agreed to organize higher level talks in beijing as soon as possible. japanese officials want the abductions of their nationals by north korean agents in the 1970s and '80s on the agenda. they want to discuss repatriating the remains of japanese who have died in what is now north korea around the end of world war ii. and they hope security issues including nuclear and missile development will be up for discussion. back in japan, relatives of the abductees have followed it closely. >> translator: i don't notice to what extent the new leadership will accept japan's request to address the issue. i feel a mix of hope and concern. i want the japanese government to state clearly that japan will not establish diplomatic relations with north korea until the abductions issue is fully resolved. i expect the officials to negotiate the return of all abductee
of islands in the east china sea. here's lucy craft. >> reporter: beijing finally clamped down on anti-japanese protests around the japanese embassy installing heavy security in response to yesterday's violent melee. but beyond the well-guarded chinese capitol, tens of thousands of protestors in nearly 80 cities across china joined what appeared to be well organized rallies. many carried posters of former communist leader mao zedong. anything associated with japan from sushi shops to factories to japanese brand cars was under siege. department stores were emptied of merchandise. it was the worst eruption of anti-japanese rage since the two countries normallized dep lo-- diplomatic relations 40 years ago. the japanese should return our territory, said this man. the japanese violate us again, we should declare war. sparking the anger was japan's move earlier this week to nationalize a group of tiny islands in the east china sea known in china as the daiyou and senkaku in japanese. days later beijing upped the ante in an unusual show of force, beijing sent a large group of patrol ships to
over japan's claim over islands in the east china sea that china also claims. >> reporter: beijing finally clamped down on anti-japanese protests around the japanese embassy installing heavy security but beyond the well guarded chinese capital tens of thousands of protesters in 80 cities across china joined what appeared to be well organized rallies. many carried posters of former communist leader mao tse tsung. anything associated with japan was under siege. department stores were emptied of merchandise. it was the worst eruption of anti-japanese rage since the two countries normalized diplomatic relations 40 years ago. the japanese should return our territory said this man. the japanese violated again, we should declare war. sparking the anger was japan's move earlier this week to nationalize a group of tiny islands in the east china sea known as the senkaku islands. days later beijing upped the ante in an unusual show of force, beijing sent a large group of patrol ships to sail through the disputed territory. the islands are uninhabited but situated near fisheries and rich miner
the north korean missile threat, but beijing may not see it like that. china has sent six surveillance ships to the disputed islands. for now, neither beijing are tokyo appears willing to back down. the worry is a miscalculation by either country could further raised tensions. >> one more note regarding china. president obama filed a complaint against beijing and the world trade organization over what the u.s. says are illegal subsidies. he made that announcement at a campaign speech in ohio after mitt romney accused him of being too soft and china's economic policy. china hit back by launching its own back, challenging u.s. duties on billions of dollars of chinese goods. still to come on tonight's program, the right royal battle in court. lawyers for the duke and duchess of cambridge want the french authorities to stop their magazine publishing intimate photos of kate. spain's two biggest cities have had disruptions of transport services. subway workers went on strike in madrid and barcelona. hundreds of city services were canceled. welcome thisnoisy morning in madrid. the police faced up t
monday in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. it was the 17th day of protests there. rallies took place in dozens of chinese cities over the weekend. police posted a statement online saying that destroying property is not patriotic. they called on protesters to observe law and order. police detained suspects accused of attacking a japanese affiliated super market and destroying japanese vehicles. a spokesperson called on protesters to exercise restraint. he stopped short of telling them to end their demonstrations. the japanese embassy is warning japanese nationals to be cautious. all japanese schools plan to close on tuesday. >>> japan's foreign minister and the u.s. defense secretary have been discussing how to defuse the tension between japan and china. gemba and leon panetta met on monday. he said they pn to solve the problems calmly based on a broad perspective. >> translator: we agree that japan and the u.s. will work together to prevent relations from worsening. >> panetta met later in the day with japan's defense minister. panetta told reporters that tokyo and washington a
,000 people joined the protest in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. the crowd channelled the disputed island should be returned to china. some protesters threw plastic bottles and eggs into the compound. several thousand police officers are protecting the agency. that's the largest number since the protests began last week. more than 10,000 people have been demonstrating near the japanese koconsulate general in shanghai. police are assigned to ask for groups of about 100 protesters. online reports say people living in inland chinese cities will hold demonstrations as well. tuesday also marks the anniversary of the incident that led japan to dispatch troops to manchuria in northeastern china in 1931. the chinese remember september 18th as a day of national humiliation. the dispute over these islands has divided the two nations for years. but the level of anger among the chinese right now appears to have hit a new high. nhk world's michitaka yamaka reports from beijing. >> reporter: this is a travel agency in beijing. china's travel season will kick off at the end of this month. but thi
in beijing and stayed there for 15 hours. some protesters threw plastic bottles and eggs into the compound. analysts say the chinese government wants to avoid demonstrations spinning out of control, and causing a political backfire. more security they have ordered demonstrators to march in smler oups protests are planned in beijing and other major cities on wednesday, but fewer than before. >>> the japanese coast guard crews spotted 12 surveillance ships in the area on tuesday. three boats sailed into japanese waters. they left later in the day. coast guard officers say one of the vessels is steered nearby. the state run media reported that 1,000 fishing boats are headed toward the area. coast guard personnel say they ha not spott it. u.s. defense secretary leon panetta urged japanese and chinese leaders to act calmly to resolve the dispute. he held talks in beijing with the defense minister. panetta said the united states is concerned about east asian maritime security. >> the point of this is to send a very positive message to all the nations of this region and the world that we intend t
>> live from berlin, this is the "journal" on dw. demands from beijing -- china calls on europe to lift its arms embargo and to treat the world's second-largest economy as a market economy. >> a nationwide strike in india to protest against forms of the retail sector which would allow in foreign supermarket chains. >> fresh restrictions ahead of belarus' parliamentary elections. belarus ones -- berlin warrants belarus not to send negative s ignals. they are clear signs china is more comfortable than ever flexing economic and political muscle. >> at the european union-china summit in brussels, the chinese premier laid out two demands. he wants to -- he wants the european union to lift its embargo on trade. >> he says he wants them to look at the country as an economic equal, saying it is time for them to recognize china as a fully fledged market economy. >> they were all smiles, and indeed, the first part of the speech to the participants was cordial. but then came the criticism. >> i must be very frank in saying this -- we have been working hard on lifting the arms embargo and r
do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> the balance sheet from beijing -- premier wen jiabao lists extraordinary progress during his time in office. while the world war is about china's slowdown, the premier extols the virtues of policies which transformed a nation. welcome to "gmt." i'm david eades. coming up of the program -- pakistan's intelligence agency brands the u.s. as the worst enemy, according to the doctor that guided america's military to osama bin laden. never carry a murray -- andy murray wins his first grand slam final and the first by a british men's tennis player in 76 years. it is midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in the morning in washington, 7:00 in the evening in beijing where premier wen jiabao has been outlining the scale of china's transformation since he came to power. what a change of leadership looming amid signs of a slowdown in china's own economy, the premier extolled the massive strides forward, and through the years of global economic crisis he said this is do it to his government policies that they managed to avoid businesses failing, workers f
in beijing to attend november's congress. the meeting happens every five years. delegates to the 18th congress of the chinese communist party are expected to approve new policies. they will also appoint the next generation of party leaders. vice president xi jinping is slated to succeed hu jintao and assume the top post of general secretary of the communist party. analysts are focusing on the appointments and policy decisions that are made under the new leadership. >>> people in northern japan watched work come to a halt on a nuclear plant there following lasts year's accident at fukushima daiichi. but they could soon see construction crews get back to it. it would be the first time since march 2011 this kind of work has resumed. crews with electric power development company, or j-power, started building the plant in 2008. it's located in the town of ohma in aomori prefecture. engineers expected to start operating the facility in november 2014. but no work has gone on for the past year and a half. j-power executives decided earlier this month to resume construction after government le
past the beijing embassy. protestors are outraged about the japanese government's nationalization of the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the protesters are parading in front of the embassy compound. they're carrying chinese flags and placards. some of them have thrown eggs and plastic bottles at the embassy. several thousand police officers are guarding the area. the largest show of security since the protest began last week. people in 52 cities across china have staged similar protests. people in guangzhou marched around a building housing the consulate general. people in guangzhou and shanghai are taking part in similar demonstrations. officials at honda motors say they'll stop operations through wednesday at five plants in guangzhou. it will be hard to ship products with threat of violence. nissan motors closed two factories in central china since sunday. toyota, mazda, mitts subishi an suzuki have shut their plants. the supermarket chain closed all 15 stores in china. ito yakato closed all 15 of its stores in china. holdings and 7-eleven are also playing it safe. they'r
also claims. >> reporter: beijing finally clamped down on anti-japanese protests around the japanese embassy installing heavy security but beyond the well guarded chinese capital tens of thousands of protesters in 80 cities across china joined what appeared well organized rallies. many carried posters of former communist leader mao tse tsung. anything associated with japan was under siege. department stores were emptied of merchandise. it was the worst eruption of anti-japanese rage since the two countries normalized diplomatic relations 40 years ago. the japanese should return our territory said this man. the japanese violated again, we should declare war. sparking the anger was japan's move earlier this week to nationalize a group of tiny islands in the east china sea known as the senkaku islands. days later beijing upped the ante in an unusual show of fours beijing sent a large group of patrol ships to sail through the disputed territory. the islands are uninhabited but situated near fisheries and rich mineral reserves. japan's prime minister said they would not back down. anti-ja
for everyone, not just for some. >> london, washington, 7:00 in the evening in beijing, where the chinese leader in waiting should rein in behavior. tensions have been running high for days. major protests in cities across china. the next communist party chief and president of the country is making his first appearance with a foreign dignitary since he dropped from public view, fueling speculation on his health or a power struggle. >> from rome, to new york, chinese communities around the globe have been aroused by the same nationalistic passion that has brought thousands onto the streets of china. a chorus of condemnation provoked by a tiny set of uninhabited islands. this is the problem facing chinese rulers. how to manage the anger poring over without provoking a backlash against the authorities. behind closed doors, the ruling communist party is finalizing its first change in leadership in decades. as the key players jockey for power, this is no time to look soft. the chinese foreign ministry spokesman said that his country is no longer ready to be believed and the chinese government
night's dream" , from two different continents. some of them are in college students from beijing. >> we bonded right away. >> she helped coordinate the collaboration. they have been rehearsing since the beginning of september. it has been a learning experience for all of them. >> they perform in a more natural way. >> this style is definitely a lot more difficult than i had imagined. it's a very intricate. every movement counts in chinese opera. you have to watch your whole body. >> the learning extends far beyond the stage. they have gotten to experience american culture and they have forged a bond beyond being performers. >> we did not have any problems in basic communication, but more important is that we communicate hart to hart. now we're not only like a team but a family. >> they will all had to beijing for a series of perfornces there. it will get to experience life in china. >> we're looking forward to taking our american friends to china and show them the hot spots in beijing and the great food we have in china just like they have taken us to many places in this area. i believe
outside the embassy in beijing. u.s. ambassador gary lock was surrounded by protesters. they have been demonstrating outside the japanese embassy next door demanding that japan relinquish control of an island chain claimed by china in the waters between the two countries. some of the protesters moved into the street blocking ambassador lock's car. some threw bottles. chinese police and military forces pushed the demonstrators back. the ambassador was not hurt. >>> turkish media says syrian opposition fighters took control of a border crossing at the syrian-turkish line. rebels have been trying to secure border crossings to create safe havens near turkey, a country sympathetic to the syrian opposition movement. >>> workers at a platinum mine in south africa have ended their labor strike. the deal comes after protests left 45 people dead. the mins accepted an agreement that will boost pay as much as 22%. a spokesman for the mine company called it groundbreaking, and workers say they're happy. >> yeah. no, no, no. the solution is coming. yeah. >> we have something. half is better than not
from beijing. [applause] welcome. next to my former boss, the hon. gavin newsom, lieutenant governor of california. the hon. counsel general of the people's republic of china. [applause] the minister of the embassy of the people's republic of china and the united states, based in washington, d.c.. and charlotte schultz, mr. mike rossi, senior adviser on jobs for governor brown. also officials from the delegation. the director-general of the department of foreign investment and administration. mr. wong shi. and mr. -- the commercial counselor of the department of corporation. and the director-general of the investment promotion agency of the ministry of commerce in china. we have more. the chairman of the tschida chamber of commerce -- china chamber of commerce. and from the china contractors association. and the president of the foreign trade and economic relations commission. and the deputy director general, department of commerce of the inner mongolia, autonomous region. the director of economic and trade office of [unintelligible] province. i would like to mention that locally, we
the sale of disputed islands in japan. you're looking at pictures here. this is from beijing. now, some japanese factories located in china have been closed because of all damage by the protesters. this was sparked when three islands in the south china sea were sold last week. japan bought the islands for $26 million from a privateapanese family. china also claims ownership, says that the sale is illegal. now, the u.s., stepping into the fray, defense secretary leon panetta urge them to resolve this. >> it is in everybody's interest, for japan and china, to maintain good relations and to find a way to avoid further escalation. >> i want to bring in michael hoemtz. you have been following the story, and one of the things that we heard from secretary panetta is when he referred to these islands, he used the japanese name and not the name by the chinese. is there any significance to that? is he trying to sway this either way and to give a message? this is the side of the u.s.? >> i don't think so. i don't think the u.s. wants to buy into this in the open way of saying, hey, the islands are
millimeters of rain in some places with this system. it will move towards the east most of the day. in beijing, short time rain and nothing too severe. along the coast and towards the south of china weapon find persistent rain. it's been raining fairly heavily for most of the week. likewise vietnam is going to be seeing heavy rain as will northern and central parts of thailand. that heavy rain has been ongoing, and it certainly will up the risk of continued flooding. all right. temperature-wise those very hot temperatures are starting to subside as we head into autumn, but we will see a warm day in tokyo, 32 degrees, 34 in taipei, meanwhile towards the north 24 in beijing, so a little cooler here. okay. let's head into the americas and talk about hurricane leslie which is this massive cloud you see here. it's heading to bermuda and is intensifying and is expected to be a category 2 storm before it moves over bermuda for the time being. it's moving slowly and erratically at the moment, but is generating strong winds which in turn generate sea swells which affect bermuda and the northern leeward
of the japanese foreign ministry's asian affairs bureau met for two days in beijing with his chinese counterpart. a chinese foreign ministry statement says china urged japan to immediately correct what it called a mistake. the statement asks that they return to mutual understanding and resolve the dispute through dialogue. japanese embassy officials say the chinese insist that diplomats agree to shelf the dispute 40 years ago during talks on normalizing ties. the japanese say the chinese may want them to acknowledge the existence of a territorial dispute to allow the situation to cool down. demonstrators in beijing and shanghai have staged repeated protests and millions of people have posted comments on the internet criticizing japan. the japanese embassy is call is on residents and tourists to stay away from the demonstrations. >>> people in japan have been debating nuclear energy since last year's fukushima disaster. the government is promising to review how the country sources its power. the draft of the new energy policy insists on using nuclear reactors as a transitional measure. the draft
in with their criticisms. the foreign ministry official launched a complaint with japanese embassy staff in beijing. both sides restated their country's positions. reporters on china central television called the survey illegal. still they stress that the japanese government had not permitted the team to land on the islands. japanese leaders should keep the relationship with china in mind in managing the issue. >>> relatives of japanese citizens abducted by north korea have held a rally to renew their calls for the government to work harder to bring they loved ones back. the event was held in tokyo on sunday to mark ten years since north korea admitted to the abductions. >> translator: we have spent the last ten years waiting for our loved ones to return home. this year can be crucial. i hope we can make the best of this opportunity. >> the leader of the family's group asked the government to drop a strategy to deal with the north and make progress on the issue. about 2,000 people took part in the rally. yoshihiko noda gave a speech. >> translator: we will seek every possible way to illicit reactions on
a complaint with the european commission. chancellor raised the issue in beijing as she ended her visit. >> beijing's imperial splendor. the premier accompanied the chancellor to the forbidden city. it was once home to the chinese emperor and his court. today, it is a world heritage site. it picture of the two together capturing the closeness of chinese chess -- a picture of the two together capturing the closeness of chinese-german ties. the two leaders celebrated the 100 airbus 8-320 to be built here, due for delivery soon. >> for both germany and china, the aviation industry is strategically important -- a strategically important industrial sector, and it is a prospect with an enormous future. >> both countries want to keep and trade ties further, but representatives of german industry say that china has to open up its markets more. the outgoing chinese leadership gave the chancellor some encouraging signs as she heads home. >> a major announcement out of the u.s. -- federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says the u.s. government is ready to act to stimulate the economy if needed. >>
for diplomacy with beijing. [applause] my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq and he will not tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. i have and i will. [applause] while my upon it was -- would spend more money on military hardware that our trade tiffs do not want, i will use the money we're no longer spending on were to pay down our debt and put more people back to work. rebuilding roads and bridges and schools and runways, because after two wars, at a cost of thousands of lives, it is time to do the nation-building here in home. [applause] >> president obama on the foreign policy. let's return to the floor. >> she was in denver four years ago. now back for this one. did he close the deal tonight? >> i think he absolutely did. absolutely. he laid out his accomplishments, he laid out his plans for the middle class, i absolutely think he did. >> what other speech stood out? >> there have been so many of them. as a woman, i was completely inspired by sandra fluke and sister -- i forgot her name but the nuns on the bus. michelle obama and president clinton were a
's legislative council. pro-beijing candidates secured 43 of the assembly's 70 seats in the voting on sunday. pro-democracy groups won 27 seats amid strong public dissatisfaction with the plan for schools to teach patriotism. china's government attaches great importance to such education. voter turnout was 53%, up eight points from the previous election. hong kong is considering holding its first-ever direct vote for a chief executive of the territory five years from now. analysts say pro-democracy legislatures will likely be able to hinder efforts by the pro-beijing side if it tries to scree year to date an electoral system for its own benefit. >>> another sign of a slowdown in the world's second biggest economy. china's imports declined in august for the first time in seven months. chinese customs officials said on monday that imports stood at $151 billion last month, down 2.6% from a year earlier. it was the first decline since january when business was slow during the chinese new year holidays. exports reached $178 billion. showing a 2.7% gain. the drop in imports is attributed to a slowdown
as far away as beijing. this clothing manufacturer has developed a brand aimed at the russian market. the company's best selling items are down jackets. since opening a new showroom for russian customers in 2010, business has boomed. this year sales are up 40%. >> the economic boom in russia's far east is a big opportunity for us. i think it holds a great potential for the future of both china and russia. >> reporter: the company's already finalizing its lineup for next year. it is confident that offering a greater variety will boost their sales farther. china is trying to capture the momentum created by the rapid development of russia's far east. on the other hand, russia -- russians are increasingly alarmed by china's strong production capacity and cheap labor. even so, they say chinese investment is essential to promote the development of far east -- development of the far east. i think russia and china is trying to maintain mutual beneficial relationship. but at the same time, they are engaged in a struggle for influence in the area the two countries share. >> that was kaori naga
to withdraw from the area. >> in china, there were fresh protests in the embassy in beijing. "japanese cowards, get out of china," they shout. the islands are merely a focus for chinese bitterness toward japan and the atrocities it committed in china during the second euribor. but while the chinese and japanese governments are talking tough, the reality is the economies of these two agent -- asian giants are ever more closely aligned. neither beijing nor tokyo wants to see a conflict over the island as the late. bbc news. >> and russia cannot one of president putin's most aggressive political opponents has been expelled from parliament. this is being called an example of a clampdown from authorities. our moscow correspondent, daniel sanford, has more. ♪ it gets ♪ >> and i'm sorry, we had a problem with the transmission. now go to a mystery in the art world. discovering a new painting by one of the world's most renowned artists is something drum of, but it happens rarely. it establishes the authenticity of pictures in a way not thought of before. our correspondent has the results. >> the ne
20th and 21st century. i was in china in 1988 in beijing. the streets of beijing were a competition between a few horse carts and automobiles and a lot of bicycles. that is not the china of today. it has been an economic miracle. china, it can be an economic miracle which is good for the international economy. we should be able to have the chinese have freer trade to have exports into china. we need robust chinese economic growth to fuel the international economy. but we also need china to play by the rules. that's the hard part. a free and fair relationship with china benefits the american economy. >> belva: china is moving vigorously across the world. signing with agreements in africa and south america. what do you make of that? >> the chinese are doing what we should be doing. they are pressing very hard to find free trade partners across the world. that is how you build your economy. rather than criticizing the chinese for taking advantages of the possibility of free trade. >> belva: the question of immigration has been a high one through the election season. you did not receive
in beijing after visiting tokyo, having called on both sides to show restraint. >> this comes after a week of anti-japan demonstrations and attacks and japanese businesses in china. japanese businesses have been evacuating workers and shutting down factories amid fears violence will escalate. >> the street outside the japanese embassy in beijing are like a war zone. riot police surrounded building, yet protestors come. the chinese authorities have called on their people to obey the law. at the same time, they blame japan for triggering the violence. protestors have attacked the japanese consulate as well as japanese car dealerships and to panasonic fatories. >> i think it is good chinese people and the government are sending a strong message. we don't want a war or any and necessary actions. i hope we can maintain peace. and we have to give japan a serious warning. >> rivalries have often flared between the two countries over the disputed islands. they are uninhabited, rich in resources. taiwan also maintained its own claim over the islands. >> u.s. president barack obama is challenging ch
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